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Eriksen leads Team USA to World Cup of Softball Title

Published: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 01:07

ORACLE FILE PHOTO/APRIL STRATEMEYER

ORACLE FILE PHOTO/APRIL STRATEMEYER

USF softball coach Ken Eriksen led the U.S national softball team to its sixth consecutive World Cup of Softball title.

USF and U.S. national softball team coach Ken Eriksen returned to Oklahoma City a month after he guided the Bulls to the Women’s College World Series. This time, he finished off the trip with a championship.

In the 2012 World Cup of Softball, Eriksen coached the U.S. team to a 5-0 start in group play, winning the five games by a combined score of 31-2. Their sweep through group play sealed a spot in the championship game against Australia on Monday night.

The U.S. team took Australia down for the second time in the tournament, following up their 3-1 win on June 29 with an 3-0 win in the championship match. The win marked their sixth consecutive World Cup of Softball championship, going back to a 3-1 loss to Japan in 2005, the first ever World Cup of Softball. 

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